Major award, for a maximum of 119 patrol boats,
is announced after extensive competitive bid process.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (Feb 24, 2020) – Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards and a leading manufacturer of fire, patrol, and rescue craft, has been chosen to supply up to 119 Force Protection-Medium (FP-M) patrol boats to the U.S. Navy. The five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quanity (IDIQ) contract carries a maximum value of $56 million, and the first deliveries will begin in November 2020.
patrol boats will provide security for U.S. Navy Ships and personnel from
waterborne threats in and outside of Navy ports around the world. “We are
honored to be chosen by the U.S. Navy to supply it with these versatile and
powerful FP-M patrol craft,” said Chad DuMars, Lake Assault Boat vice president
of operations. “Our FP-M vessels will be engineered and built to the same high
manufacturing and quality control standards as our patrol and fire boats currently
in service throughout North America.”
requirement for the boats is to provide Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection patrols
for U.S. Navy Installations, which includes; patrol, interrogation of other
waterborne assets, and escorting large vessels in and out of port in various
weather and water conditions throughout the year, day and night. Each of the 33-foot
long craft will have a 10-foot beam and feature a full cuddy cabin. Twin 225-hp
outboard motors will power each boat, which will carry four weapon mounts
capable of accommodating up to .50 caliber machine guns. The aluminum V-hull
boats are protected by a polyurethane foam collar wrap.
selection, after a long and rigorous competitive bid process, represents a
significant accomplishment for Lake Assault Boats and our sister company,
Fraser Shipyards,” explained DuMars. “Our entire team is very excited and
prepared to provide these boats to serve with the U.S. Navy.”
Photo caption: Lake Assault Boats has been
chosen to produce up to 119 Force Protection-Medium (FP-M) patrol boats by the
U.S. Navy. The five-year contract carries a maximum value of $56 million, and
the first deliveries will begin in November 2020.